Family Thrift Center is a Texas thrift institution. With the exception of a couple locations, they are only in Texas! They are renowned for excellent selection in their regular stores, and their outlet stores are *the* place to score amazing deals. My sis loves Family Thrift because of the plethora of plus-size options – which is not the norm for most secondhand stores. We hit up the outlet first on a sunny Friday then hit the regular store the following week. Here is the photo documentation chronicling our visits…

Sisters Thrift at Family Thrift Center
How nice of me to (inadvertently) match the sign.
Sisters Thrift at Family Thrift Center
The Family Thrift Outlet has a relatively small housewares section but I did manage to find a cushion that matched me. Too bad it was in rough condition! As it was, it just followed me in the store like a little duckling with its momma.

Next we hit the shoes. If you’re short on time, I suppose you could peruse the shoes and the clothing on the racks underneath at the same time. It’s not my preferred thrifting method though. I like to tackle one section at a time. Anyway, I hear multitasking is out. (Good luck with that, said every woman ever.)

Sisters Thrift at Family Thrift Center
I love unique shoes like this! Too bad they were a smidgen too small!
Sisters Thrift at Family Thrift Center
Marc Fisher for $1.75??! #iheartthrifting
Sisters Thrift at Family Thrift Center
These J Rennee’s were broken, sadly. Even if it’s cheap, it’s still money wasted if the fit or quality are poor.
Sisters Thrift at Family Thrift Center
For some reason, these navy flats made me feel very French!! I can’t remember why I decided not to get them…
Sisters Thrift at Family Thrift Center
I did get these leather metallic Easy Spirits! I wore them the other day and the verdict is still out on comfort but if I wear them again, the CPW will be under a dollar so I don’t mind the “risky” cost investment!
Sisters Thrift at Family Thrift Center
Came so close to getting these metallic wedge t-straps. I love being taller in theory. In reality, my feet can’t take a a heel for very long.
Sisters Thrift at Family Thrift Center
I DID get these Rieker leather ankle boots! They’re in perfect condition and fill a newly vacated hole in my wardrobe. I’ve already worn them several times! Total score!
Sisters Thrift at Family Thrift Center
We went on a Friday which meant every item was $1.75. The only reason I showed any restraint was because I AM TRYING TO BE REASONABLE. But in my head, I envisioned cute outfit possibilities for EVERYTHING I picked up including this butterfly print jacket.
Sister Thrift at Family Thrift Center
Didn’t get this lace bomber jacket. WHYYYYY #thriftregret
Sister Thrift at Family Thrift Center
DID get this olive light weight jacket! $1.75. I had to.
Sister Thrift at Family Thrift Center
Didn’t get this jewel-toned blazer even though it looked perfect with my outfit. Because Houston. And trophy wife. No need.
Sister Thrift at Family Thrift Center
DID get this mustard knit cardi. Because mustard cardi.
Sister Thrift at Family Thrift Center
DID get these NYDJ royal purple jeans because they were $1.75 and I love the brand. We shall see how they turn up for #pinspiredMarch!

That was “it” for the outlet! Shannon scored some great pieces too! As for the regular store (not priced by day)…

Sisters Thrift at Family Thrift Center
Brand new shoes exactly like the ones she’s wearing for $1.75!
Sisters Thrift at Family Thrift Center
Pretty blouse in an awesome colour – and more but her negligent sister didn’t get photos!
Sister Thrift at Family Thrift Center
That’s alotta pattern. Pass.
Sister Thrift at Family Thrift Center
DID get this olive jumpsuit because it was $3.33. Worth a try! Super comfy too!
Sister Thrift at Family Thrift Center
Did get this acid-wash-y looking denim skirt for $2.72. What can I say? I was having some nineties feelings!
Sister Thrift at Family Thrift Center
Last but not least, I got these DV slides! They were in perfect condition and make for easy dressing in Houston, plus $5.45 for a Nordtrom Rack brand!

I had such a great time and have already worn most of these pieces. I always feel guilty if I wear something but don’t post it on Instagram. This is a weird side effect of being a thrift blogger for 7 years! Hope you’ll forgive me! Stay tuned though, especially because I’m about to hit Austin with one of my oldest friends! And I’m about to turn 45!!! One never knows what could happen!

xoxo Nicole

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